Patna Mayor Takes Part in Sunday Clean-up Drive

Sita Sahu, Patna Mayor, taking part in cleanliness drive on Boring Road in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: After Patna High Court, in a strong rebuke to the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), called the state capital the 'filthiest city in the country', employees of the embattled outfit responsible for keeping the city clean organized a 'clean-up drive' on Sunday with a number of senior officials like Patna Mayor Sita Sahu and City Commissioner Anupam Kumar Suman taking part in it.

With the help of more than 200 students from the A N College and Bakhtiarpur Engineering College, the mayor and other PMC officials hit the road between the Boring Road Crossing and Hartali Mor on the south-west end and Boring Road Crossing and Rajapur Pul on the northern end via Boring Canal Road.

Students of Bakhtiarpur Engineering College and AN College take part in clean up drive in Patna on Sunday.

Sahu herself, wearing the clean-up crew uniform, swept the road and picked up trash about 200 meters on Boring Road. City Commissioner Anupam Kumar Suman meanwhile participated in cleaning up trash on Boring Canal Road.

Talking to the reporters, the mayor said from now on similar clean-up campaign will be carried out each Sunday in the state capital with the help of students of various colleges in Patna. She also appealed to all residents of Patna to help PMC keep the city clean by throwing garbage only in designated areas and try to maintain the city the way they maintain their own homes.

She also asked the people to stop using plastic bags that are largely responsible for clogging the underground drainage system causing massive water-logging each monsoon season.

"The city is changing; we need to change ourselves accordingly. Only then, the image of Patna will improve in the eyes of the outsiders," the mayor said.

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